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UKIP Leadership: Hustings are a Must!

August 12, 2017 // 56 Comments

Eleven candidates. Eleven!! I must admit, when the confirmed applicants for the UKIP leadership post finally appeared in an email yesterday evening, I briefly thought Steve Crowther and Piers Wauchope had accidentally inserted the names of a UKIP charity football team by mistake! In truth, it was a [...]

Immigration and Brexit – Part 1

July 31, 2017 // 9 Comments

Immigration is a subject that was so contentious through Brexit that the Tories refused to discuss it. In hindsight the Remainers blame immigration (and Turkey) as the chief ‘lie’ that lost them the Brexit vote in the face of a broadly ‘racist’ electorate. Today we stand at a crossroads [...]

News review – Friday 21 July 2017

July 21, 2017 // 3 Comments

Brexit negotiations Times Brussels negotiators want Britain to drop plans to carry out criminal record checks on more than three million EU citizens who can apply to settle here permanently after Brexit. Under British proposals, everyone from an EU country who wanted to stay would be checked to [...]

Sunday papers – 16 July 2017

July 16, 2017 // 6 Comments

Conservative Party In an exclusive, the Telegraph claims the Prime Minister’s leadership is under threat. Thirty Tory MPs have said they would back David Davis if he ran for the leadership, allies of the Brexit Secretary have claimed to The Telegraph. Leading supporters of Mr Davis said he [...]

Looking back – looking forward: an analysis. Part 1

July 1, 2017 // 1 Comment

Looking back over the years since I first voted in 1979  for Hugh Frazer in the GE (Conservative – Stafford), I cannot remember a time when the UK has seemed to be so close to  the edge of becoming  unstable. In a matter of weeks Theresa May has transformed from a confident “strong [...]

News review – Wednesday 28 June 2017

June 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Cyber attack Telegraph Britain could launch military retaliation such as air strikes against a future cyber attack, the Defence Secretary has suggested. Sir Michael Fallon warned potential attackers that a strike on UK systems “could invite a response from any domain – air, land, sea or [...]

News review – Thursday 15 June 2017

June 15, 2017 // 3 Comments

London flats fire: Telegraph, Independent, Times, Mail, Mirror, Sun Brexit Mail Britain will be stripped of its special rights and forced to surrender its £5billion rebate if Brexit is dramatically called off, one of the EU’s leading MEPs proclaimed yesterday. In a blatant attempt to take [...]

The Great Patriotic General Election with the Unpatriotic Result

June 11, 2017 // 27 Comments

The 2017 General Election was Tess’s to lose and she tried her best. Endlessly repeating the ‘trust strong and stable ME’ mantras whilst avoiding anything of real substance such as exactly what ‘Brexit Means Brexit’ or ‘Enough is Enough’ actually means in terms of objectives, [...]

Election Comment by a PPC

June 10, 2017 // 8 Comments

[Ed: most of this article was written before Thursday, more observations were added by the author after Thursday.] Having stood as a PPC in Barrow and Furness, probably for the last time, I have to agree with the voices that point out that the Party leadership absolutely matters in National [...]

Letters to the Editor – Thursday, 8th June 2017

June 8, 2017 // 8 Comments

The terrorist attack at London Bridge on Saturday has overshadowed the last days of this election campaign. There are issues which will not go away just because we’re going to the polls today. Regardless of the result, and regardless of the pious words of our political leaders – too little, [...]
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